Events

  1. Non School Time

    24 September - 9 October
  2. Week 1

    10 October - 16 October
  3. Year 12, 2023 Welcome to the Journey

    10 October @ 8:45 am - 10:55 am AEDT

News

  • We’re Hiring! – IT Support Officer

    WE’RE HIRING! // Exciting opportunity for an IT support professional to join our growing support team in 2022. Recent graduates are also encouraged to apply. For all the details or to apply online, please visit our website 👇👇👇 IT Officer
  • NSW State Interschools – Draft Team Lists Now Available [UPDATED]

    Updated draft team lists for the Subaru NSW ACT QLD State Interschools Snowsport Championships are now available. Team lists can be viewed using the following link: Subaru NSW ACT QLD State Interschools – Draft Team Lists – Tuesday 2nd August 2022
  • We’re Hiring – Administration Officer

    WE’RE HIRING // Due to the exciting growth and development of Snowy Mountains Grammar School, there is an opportunity for a dynamic, committed and detail oriented Administrator to join our Support Team on a full time basis in 2022. For all the details and to apply online, please visit: Administration Officer – Full Time
  • 2022 Regional Interschools Snowsports – Important Team Information

      To allow us to process our school entries into the 2022 ACT & Regional NSW Interschools Snowsport Championships, each student requires a valid and renewed Snow ID to be entered into the competition. Your child’s Snow ID needs to be renewed every year.  If you have not you have not provided a valid Snow […]

Approach to Learning

//Approach to Learning

“National and international evidence (shows) that a teacher’s effectiveness has a powerful impact on students, with broad consensus that teacher quality is the single most important in-school factor influencing student achievement. Effective teachers can be a source of inspiration and, equally importantly, provide a dependable and consistent influence on young people as they make choices about further education, work and life.”

(Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, 2011)

At Snowy Mountains Grammar School, we inspire students every day in and out of the classroom. Our teachers are passionate professionals who care about every child.

In the Junior School we educate the whole child – intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, physically and socially. Every child has their own unique talents and we provide a caring, safe and supportive environment with many opportunities to develop their sense of self throughout their educational journey.

Our teaching approach stems from our Teaching and Learning Framework, based on the current Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, and also fuses the practical instructional elements of The Art and Science of Teaching developed by world-renowned educational expert, Robert Marzano PhD, author of more than 30 books on highly effective classroom teaching and student learning.

The approach to learning in our Junior School:

  • uses evidence-based instructional design methodologies and pedagogies
  • is rigorous, challenging, relevant for the 21st century, engaging and enjoyable
  • promotes high standards of literacy and numeracy as fundamental
  • includes a balanced curriculum which also includes art, science, PE, language, music, social sciences and more, with specialist teachers in some areas
  • involves contemporary practice, blending technology into lesson design
  • considers a personalised and differentiated learning experience because we recognise students learn differently
  • offers learning support and learning extension
  • uses internal and external assessment data to further inform teachers about our curriculum design as well as adjust delivery of concepts in the classroom
  • at all times promotes high levels of respect among and to all members of the classroom and school community, where each child is valued
  • enables very high levels of participation, opportunities and recognition in a wide range of curriculum and co-curricular events, owing to our smaller classes and school community
  • has excellent modern, spacious, well-equipped classrooms.
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Recent posts from the Junior School

2022 Australian Interschools Snowsport Championships – Day 6

By | September 12th, 2022|Categories: Elite Snowsports Academy, Junior School, Middle School, Senior School, Snowsports, Uncategorised|

The sixth and final day of the 2022 National Interschool Snowsport Championships did not disappoint. The Perisher race crews perfectly prepared the courses for the Div 2 Alpine, Div 2 Moguls and Div 1 Ski [...]

2022 Australian Interschools Snowsport Championships – Day 4

By | September 10th, 2022|Categories: Co-Curricular, Director of Junior School, Junior School, Middle School, Senior School, Snowsports|

Day 4 saw our cross country racers take on the courses and competition at the Perisher Nordic Shelter. With the rain settling in and this year being a classic year, selecting the suitable wax was [...]

2022 Australian Interschools Snowsport Championships – Day 3

By | September 9th, 2022|Categories: Co-Curricular, Junior School, Middle School, Senior School, Snowsports|

Day 3 of the 2022 Australian Interschools Championships saw our Junior School ski and snowboard athletes close out their spectacular Nationals campaign with Div 5 Alpine, Div 5 Moguls and Div 4 Ski Cross. Our [...]